Michael Cherry made the most of a wreck-filled season opener at Tri-County Motor Speedway (Hudson, N.C.) Friday night to come away with a second-place finish in the No. 6 MBC Group Late Model.

Cherry’s Revolution Racing teammates Becca Kasten and Megan Reitenour finished eighth and 11th after getting caught up in separate on-track incidents.

“It was a pretty crazy night, but in the end we were in the right place at the right time,” said Cherry. “You can’t ever complain about a second-place finish, and I’m glad we were able to do it with our new sponsor, MBC Group, on board. They’re only going to be with us for a few races this season, so I’m glad we were able to go out there and run well for them and everyone at Revolution Racing.”

Cherry qualified eighth in the No. 6 MBC Group Late Model. He was able to avoid the wrecks in the main event and keep his car in one piece throughout the night. With two laps to go, Cherry found himself running in the fourth spot when two cars in front of him made contact. Cherry avoided the wreck and moved into second-place, his best finish of the season.

Kasten wasn’t as lucky as her teammate, despite a second-place qualifying effort earlier in the night. Kasten got caught up in an early race incident on lap 20 while running in the third position. Kasten brought her No. 5 Late Model in for repairs and was unable to beat the pace car off pit road, putting her one lap down for the remainder of the race. She still managed to hang on and avoid further damage, coming away with an eighth-place finish.

Reitenour was also involved in a late race on-track incident that caused heavy front-end damage to her No. 1 Revolution Racing machine. She started the race sixth and was battling for a spot in the top five when the wreck occurred. She was credited with an 11th-place finish.

Cherry and Kasten also raced at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., on Saturday night. The race went green for nearly the entire 150 laps, with only two competition cautions thrown on lap 50 and lap 104. Cherry finished eighth after starting fifth, while Kasten finished 11th after starting the race 10th.

Revolution Racing late model drivers Jessica Brunelli, Katie Hagar and Jason Romero will be in action Friday, April 9 at Tri-County Motor Speedway and Saturday, April 10 at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Cherry, Kasten and Reitenour will return to action April 17 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

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